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Samsung Gear S sells 10,000 units in South Korea on its launch day

Samsung Gear S sells 10,000 units in South Korea on its launch day
Unlike most smartwatches, which need to be paired to a smartphone in order to handle notifications of phone calls and texts, the Samsung Gear S features 3G connectivity and a SIM card slot. That means that this wearable can make and take phone calls on its own. The watch just launched in South Korea through carriers SK Telecom and KT. On launch day, over 10,000 units of the timepiece were sold.

The Samsung Gear S features a curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display, with resolution of 360 x 480. A dual-core 1GHz Samsung Exynos processor is under the hood, with 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of native storage on board. A 300mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The Samsung Gear S is powered by Tizen, not Android Wear. While it is not necessary, the watch can be paired to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0. The Gear S also includes a heart rate sensor, barometer, UV light sensor and compass. In addition to the 3G connectivity, it also features support for Wi-Fi. Last week, the watch became available in the U.S. via AT&T and Sprint. Eventually it will be part of the lineup at Verizon and T-Mobile.

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source: telecompaper

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